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Classic roots LP new to CD. 23 tracks new to CD. By 1963, Jamaica's dancefloors and airwaves rocked to the recently developed sound of ska- the island's first indigenous style to achieve international success. The sound continued to find favour among home-grown record buyers and dance-goers over the next three years, with few music makers enjoying greater success during this time than Arthur 'Duke' Reid. Since making his mark in the 50s as Jamaica's leading sound system operator, Reid had increased his sphere of influence on the island's music scene by releasing the works of many of the finest local talents on his Duke Reid's, Dutchess and Treasure Isle labels. This 2CD set features 48 ska and Jamaican RnB tracks from the producer's revered catalogue, highlighting both best-sellers and lesser-known sides that have remained unavailable on any format for almost 60 years. As either a stand-alone compilation or a companion to other Doctor Bird and Trojan releases showcasing the producer's early to mid-60s output, 'Catch A-Fire' is an essential addition to the collection of all self-respecting original ska fans.
Classic roots LP new to CD. 23 tracks new to CD. By 1963, Jamaica's dancefloors and airwaves rocked to the recently developed sound of ska- the island's first indigenous style to achieve international success. The sound continued to find favour among home-grown record buyers and dance-goers over the next three years, with few music makers enjoying greater success during this time than Arthur 'Duke' Reid. Since making his mark in the 50s as Jamaica's leading sound system operator, Reid had increased his sphere of influence on the island's music scene by releasing the works of many of the finest local talents on his Duke Reid's, Dutchess and Treasure Isle labels. This 2CD set features 48 ska and Jamaican RnB tracks from the producer's revered catalogue, highlighting both best-sellers and lesser-known sides that have remained unavailable on any format for almost 60 years. As either a stand-alone compilation or a companion to other Doctor Bird and Trojan releases showcasing the producer's early to mid-60s output, 'Catch A-Fire' is an essential addition to the collection of all self-respecting original ska fans.
5013929280342

Details

Format: CD
Label: DOCTOR BIRD
Rel. Date: 08/05/2022
UPC: 5013929280342

Catch A-Fire: Treasure Isle Ska 1963-1965 / Var
Artist: Catch A-Fire: Treasure Isle Ska 1963-1965 / Var
Format: CD
New: Available $26.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Donkey City Part 1 - Baba Brooks Band
2. Stranger at the Door - Stranger Cole
3. Summer Day - Dotty ; Bonnie *
4. Country Town - Baba Brooks Band
5. We Are Rolling - Stranger ; Ken
6. Spider - Don Drummond
7. Conqueror - Stranger Cole
8. Loving You Always - Dotty ; Bonnie
9. JFK's Memory - Don Drummond
10. Millie Maw - Stranger Cole
11. Enchanted Ball - the Melody Enchanters
12. Melody Jamboree - Baba Brooks
13. Oh How I Need You - Stranger Cole
14. Look Before You Leap - Glen Adams
15. Nothing Tried - Stranger Cole
16. Jelly Bean - Baba Brooks
17. Darling When - Dotty ; Bonnie
18. Out of Many - Stranger Cole
19. Boat Ride - Baba Brooks
20. Words of Wisdom - Eric Morris
21. Sailor Boy - the Melody Enchanters
22. Your Kisses - Dotty ; Bonnie
23. Little Boy Blue - Stranger Cole
24. Donkey City Part 2 - Baba Brooks Band
25. Catch a Fire - Baba Brooks Band
26. Mama No Fret - Eric Morris
27. Tom Dick and Harry - Stranger ; Patsy
28. Corner Stone - Don Drummond
29. Fits Is on Me - Owen ; Leon
30. Vacation - the Mellodite
31. Punch You Down - Joe White ; Chuck
32. Miss B - Stranger Cole
33. Around the World - the Skatalites
34. Tears Are Falling - Dotty ; Bonnie
35. Bongo Man - Bongo Man Byfield
36. He Who Feels It Knows It - Stranger Cole
37. My Business - Tommy McCook
38. Drop Your Sword - Eric Morris
39. A Bunch of Roses - Dotty ; Bonnie
40. Cool Smoke - Don Drummond
41. Cherry May - Stranger Cole
42. Let Me Go - Derrick Morgan
43. My Love for You - Owen ; Leon
44. Stay Where You Are - Gloria ; the Dreamlets
45. What a Man Doeth - Eric Morris
46. I'll Know - Dotty ; Bonnie
47. Two of a Kind - Derrick Morgan ; Naomi

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Classic roots LP new to CD. 23 tracks new to CD. By 1963, Jamaica's dancefloors and airwaves rocked to the recently developed sound of ska- the island's first indigenous style to achieve international success. The sound continued to find favour among home-grown record buyers and dance-goers over the next three years, with few music makers enjoying greater success during this time than Arthur 'Duke' Reid. Since making his mark in the 50s as Jamaica's leading sound system operator, Reid had increased his sphere of influence on the island's music scene by releasing the works of many of the finest local talents on his Duke Reid's, Dutchess and Treasure Isle labels. This 2CD set features 48 ska and Jamaican RnB tracks from the producer's revered catalogue, highlighting both best-sellers and lesser-known sides that have remained unavailable on any format for almost 60 years. As either a stand-alone compilation or a companion to other Doctor Bird and Trojan releases showcasing the producer's early to mid-60s output, 'Catch A-Fire' is an essential addition to the collection of all self-respecting original ska fans.
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